NAPW Hendersonville, TN Local Chapter Learned Time Management Skills for Female Entrepreneurs at May Networking Event

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National Association of Professional Women Hendersonville, TN Local Chapter heard expert tips and advice on time management from Chapter President Valerie Priester at May networking meeting.

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We will continue to strive in building the Chapter’s attendance and membership...We decided that each member would bring a guest and by the end of the year we will have a strong chapter and full attendance.

Members and guests of the NAPW Hendersonville, NY Local Chapter gathered on May 15th for a professional networking meeting.

The group of professional women heard expert tips and advice from Valerie Priester, Hendersonville Chapter President and CEO and Founder of Victorious Life Coaching, who delivered the presentation, “Wonder Woman Anyone?”

The Chapter President opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and inviting each attendee to introduce themselves and tell about their businesses or roles in the corporate arena.

“We learned such interesting and valuable information about each other,” said Hendersonville Chapter President Valerie Priester. “Everyone enjoyed getting to know more about one another.”

The group of professional women discussed updates to the nominees for the charities the Chapter will support. The Hendersonville Chapter has made contact with a Habitat for Humanity representative who is leading a project with a local church.

More information about how the Chapter can volunteer for the organization will be obtained. The Chapter is also still in contact with the Nashville chapter of Dress for Success. The nonprofit will not be ready for its first community event until early Fall 2013.

Next, the Hendersonville Chapter President gave her presentation titled, “Wonder Woman Anyone?” This presentation was focused on time management skills and was geared toward helping women entrepreneurs achieve a healthy work-life balance. The key points that were covered during the presentation were: 1) understanding the causes of feeling overwhelmed; 2) learning tips and tools to overcome those feelings and 3) adopting a new mindset; “achieve more by doing less.”

Valerie Priester educated the group of professional women on the three major causes of feeling overwhelmed: 1) failure to prioritize, 2) over commitment and 3) allowing external influences to disturb or distract momentum.

In order to resolve issues of being overwhelmed, the Chapter President told members and guests they must determine why they over commit, examine what they have on their plates before committing to new tasks and learn to delegate and outsource.”

“Members and guests found the presentation to be very informative. There was time given for Q&A and all shared their own ideas,” said Chapter President Valerie Priester. At next month’s networking meeting, we are hoping to bring in a fashion consultant as our guest speaker.”

The Chapter President announced that member Sandra Showalter has agreed to fill the Hendersonville Chapter Board position of Charities Director. The Chapter is still seeking members to fill other key Board positions, including Social Media Director, Secretary and Event Director. Each member was asked to consider these other positions and any others that may be required and encouraged to invite any friends or colleagues they may know to fill these positions and become a member of NAPW.

“We will continue to strive in building the Chapter’s attendance and membership,” said President Valerie Priester.

“We decided that each member would bring a guest and by the end of the year we will have a strong chapter and full attendance.”

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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